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  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every Friday through the Oscars on March 2, 2014, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories....
  • 'Best Man Holiday,' 'Black Nativity,' Madea are merrily diverse

    'Best Man Holiday,' 'Black Nativity,' Madea are merrily diverse
    Time was when Christmas movies were as reliably white as a North Pole winter. Such holiday classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" came to define the American cultural psyche during the holidays for decades. Later films set around...
  • 'Mayor of Hell' Asks Oscar Voters to Remember 'Out of the Furnace'

    At 6 feet 8 and 320 lbs., John Fetterman isn't your average politician. Back in 2005, the mayor of Braddock, Pa., inked the town's zip code, 15104, on his left forearm. Since then, he has tattooed the dates of every murder committed in the small...
  • Analysis: 'Osage' and 'Butler' Get SAG Nom Boost; 'Her,' 'Wolf' AWOL

    Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" regains ground in the awards race with its four nominations for SAG Awards, while "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" boosted their Oscar stock with three noms apiece, including...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads SAG Awards with 4 Nominations

    "Twelve Years a Slave" has solidified its status as an awards-season frontrunner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four. "August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each received three nominations, announced...
  • SAG Award nominations: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Butler' lead the way

    SAG Award nominations: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Butler' lead the way
    “12 Years a Slave” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” earned a total of seven nominations Wednesday for the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards, solidifying their status as front-runners as the road to Oscar gold begins in earnest....
  • SAG Awards 2014: Dern, Hanks, Ejiofor among actor nominees

    SAG Awards 2014: Dern, Hanks, Ejiofor among actor nominees
    Though Bruce Dern has been in the movie business for over half a century, he's only been to one glitzy award show. The 77-year-old attended the Academy Awards in 1979 -- back, he jokes, "when there were covered wagons" -- after earning a nomination...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Breaking Bad' Lead SAG Nominations

    "Twelve Years a Slave" has solidified its status as an awards-season front-runner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four. "August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each received three nominations for the 20th...
  • SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day

    SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day
    When actors vote for awards, you can be sure of two things: They're going to love movies with sprawling casts (more parts = more work!) and showy roles that require physical transformation will typically beat subtler performances. Those precedents...
  • SAG Awards: '12 Years a Slave,' starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, leads noms

    SAG Awards: '12 Years a Slave,' starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, leads noms
    Five black actors, ranging from a television superstar to a Somali-born newcomer, have earned Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for their film performances, a reflection of an especially strong year for movies featuring actors of color. The movie...
  • Golden Globes: 17 Biggest Movie Snubs and Surprises

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association always throws a wrench in the Oscar race -- or not, remember when they nominated "Burlesque" for best picture? -- but there were an unusually high number of snubs and surprises this year. That's probably because the...
  • Reel Critics: 'Furnace' a searing vision

    Reel Critics: 'Furnace' a searing vision
    Bleak, depressing but powerful, "Out of the Furnace" throws you into the smoldering fire of hard people in hard times. Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are outstanding as blue-collar brothers Russell and Rodney Baze. They live a depressing existence in...